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reported the 67th meeting of the united nations general assembly involves 120 heads of state. >> as the 2012 united nations general assembly gets underway. iranian president is already making news by scolding the u.n. security council. >> the security council has failed to establish justice and ensure sustainable peace and security in the world. >> iran is facing international scrutiny and u.n. sanctions for its nuclear program, with israel calling for action. alaskait may arise tomorrow. the president is also likely to mention the unrest in the muslim world. this morning, secretary of state, hillary clinton, talked about the assassination of the u.s. ambassador in libya and said the world will not tolerate mob violence. >> the people sent this message loudly and clearly on friday. when they forcefully rejected the extremist in their mist and reclaimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city. >> president obama is fielding criticism for skipping bilateral meetings with world leaders, but making time for an appearance on a daytime talk show. >> they have telephones in
in the united states in thailand. 300 people protested in front of the u.s. embassy in bangkok. many yelling down with america and god is great. the government condemned the film had nothing to do with it and many websites are restricting access to the video or blocking it all together. >>> protests over that video also raised in other parts of the muslim world. in india, demonstrators stomped on the american flag and set cop cars on fire. >> in pakistan, they tore down a billboard and clashed with police outside the u.s. consulate. but the protest turned deadly in afghanistan. a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives. an islamic militant group said the attack was revenge for the film. u.s. officials are urging world leaders to speak out against the incident. >> we can all condemn this reprehensible video, but it should never be an excuse for violence. >> a branch of al-qaeda is calling for those protests to continue and egyptian prosecutors are issuing arrests for people linked to the film's production, including people here in the united states. >>> coming up, we're going to sho
handouts. >> translator: some people think you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> my campaign is about the 100% in america and i'm concerned about it. this is a campaign about helping people who need help and right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallup has released a new poll that shows many americans are turned off by what he said. a third of voters surveyed said they are less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% said his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% said it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people of america. he done know what it takes to help the people of america. but do i. oil get them working again. >> reporter: president obama gets his term today at the univision candidate forum. when president obama faces th
. there are no crowd. and you are going to find great bargains. and many destinations, not just here in the united states, but even in the caribbean, and in europe. >> reporter: in london, for example, hotels are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. >> we have got all of this hotel build-up in london. that is now empty. so the crowd are gone. lot of empty rooms. a lot of good deals. >> reporter: the prices at domestic destinations drop dramatically after this weekend. >> places like colorado, the theme park destinations, even some of the city destinations, like chicago and d.c. >> reporter: even in hawaii, luxury hotels and resorts will be charging rates 40% lower than what they were just last week. airfares went be dropping much before october. but the lower cost of everything else can offset that. in places where there is still a month of summer left. >> still have excellent weather in that first couple of weeks of september. pricing is so much better. >> experts say, post labor day travel may be more attractively priced this year, due to the unstable economy. chris clackum, nbc news.
it was sent to the united states to keep it safe. some art experts are skeptical mona lisa has a twin. they argue it's more likely an anonymous painter who was trying to copy da vinci. >> i've seen the infrareds and the x-rays. they are not characteristic of what leonardo does in these paintings. >> reporter: about 6 million people visit the louvre in paris each year to see the mona lisa. museum officials would not comment on claims of a second portrait. the debate will likely linger. the swiss foundation says it will not sell the painting or reveal who currently owns it. >> the mystery goes on. historians with the mona lisa foundation believe da vinci painted the earlier portrait 10 to 12 years before the original mona lisa. >> another quick look outside where things are booming and turbulent. >> let's start with the watch that covers the entire metro area until midnight, the severe thunderstorm watch. the deeper yellow is a warning in loudoun county, prince william county, fauquier county and a little sliver of montgomery county. we will track these for you all night. of course, we
was one of those people who dedicated his life to reconciliation between the arab and the united states. he was a peace corps volunteer. he joined the foreign service and obviously committed his life to not only reconstruction and rehabilitation of arab societies, but also focused on libya quite a bit. >> in speaking to americans, and muslims today throughout the washington area, we heard the same message over and over. they hope that the assassination of ambassador stevens does not derail the partnership between the united states and the new libya. wendy and jim? >> christ gordon, thank you. we will be continuing to follow this story. we'll have more on the deadly attacks. the violent protest in the middle east, and there is also new reaction to this. you can also stay up to date on nbcwashington.com. >>> for the second time in three weeks, prince george's county is dealing tonight with the murder of a high school student. both crimes remain unsolved. pat collins joins us from capitol heights. pat? >> reporter: jim, one killed in her home, another killed walking to school. two teenager
weapons program, according to 16 united states intelligence agencies in 2007, reaffirmed in 2011. even the israelis are now saying we think the americans were right. they don't have a nuclear weapons program. the ayatollah has said nuclear weapons on iran's part would be immom, unjust and unislammic. so why are we now considering talking about a war on a country to he dehe prior it of weapons of mass destruction it does not have? >> the big news out of netanyahu's speech is he reaffirmed the fact that israel has no intention of attacking iran before the november election. i think there was concern that there'd be this november surprise. and i think that the intelligence agencies in this country and in israel agree that iran has not made the decision to go nuclear and what netanyahu wants to do is if they get close, he wants a preemptive attack. let's talk about it after the election. i think netanyahu's attempts to insert himself in american politicses have backfired. >> to pick up pat's point, you may be correct. >> there is already a black line. >> the reason he gets it now is look
mohamed shows no signs of dying down. >> united states are trying a counter offense to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the beliefs of others. >> reporter: and hillary clinton. >> the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats sponsored media or purchased ad time but the head of the outreach program said these ads are urgent. >> i
. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's ad
in the united states but even in the caribbean and in europe. >> reporter: in london, for example, hotels are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. >> we've got all of this hotel buildup in london that is now empty. the crowds are gone. a lot of empty rooms and good deals. >> reporter: the prices at domestic destinations also drop dramatically after this weekend. >> places like colorado. the theme park destinations even some of the city destinations like chicago and d.c." >> reporter: even in hawaii, luxury hotels and resorts will be charging rates 40% lower than what they were just last week. airfares won't be dropping much before october, but the lower cost of everything else can offset that in places where there's still a month of summer left. >> still have excellent weather in that first couple of weeks of september but the pricing is just so much better. >> reporter: experts say post-labor day travel may be more attractively priced this year due to the unstable economy. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> all right. >> yeah. and of course, you know, time to wait, after labor day. a lot o
everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: certain points, if these attacks continue, the american people will say we've had enough. why are we training these people if they are murdering us? >> that may be, in fact. it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. the key point is for us to understand that the vast majority, vast majority of afghans, you have lived with them, you understand these people. they are with us in this. they understand right now the severity of this problem and the urgency of what's happening, and there have been afghan who's have been killed trying to save our forces when these attacks have been under way. because that was the only reaction that they could have taken, was to try to save us at the moment of that attack. >> training afghan troops like these afghan special forces soldiers is the centerpiece of general allen's mission. >> once they are there, we're going to move -- >> reporter: he has already had to success spespend training tw. shoul
and floodwaters have begun to recede. >>> new anti-american protest this morning have forced a united states consulate in indonesia to close for the day. and the french government has closed schools and embassies in 20 countries because a french magazine is publishing cartoons showing the prophet mohamed. mark phillips is in london. >> reporter: this time it's the french satirical publication that appears to be making a big splash. the cover of the magazine shows what appears to be an orthodox jewish man and muslim equal opportunity insult perhaps but inside there's said to be cartoons depicting a naked mohamed. it lampoons everybody. they say it's about free speech. the french government reaction is to condemn the decision to publish it at this sensitive time. it beefed up security at french embassies. it's closing embassies and schools in 20 countries around the world. tomorrow. and riot police stationed outside the magazine's headquarters in paris. french muslims, remember this is the biggest muslim community in europe, has said this publication exacerbates tensions. >> mark phillips, tha
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thought into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to
in the united states. the council for economic research ranked 300 cities coast-to-coast. i was not surprised to see honolulu on this list of number three. >> number three, that's right. they based these numbers on the cost of consumer services from grocery items to housing, health care, transportation. san francisco also on the list at number four. not surprising considering housing is scares there. >> look at that. >> san jose not far behind. but number one on the list, manhattan. i don't think that's a surprise to anyone. what's interesting how they break out the boroughs, brooklyn, queens in the top ten. >> it's been like this for a while and people keeping moving here in tiny apartments for $5 million. >> no escape anywhere in new york you go. >> least expensive place to live, harlyn again, texas, comes in as least expensive, memphis, tennessee, mcallen, texas, a lot of texas towns. >> that's all in the south which you're seeing a lot of businesses move, especially to atlanta, for example, which isn't on the list, but texas, my home state temple, texas, not far from where i was born didn
that we provided. now you're right. we have a number of girls in schools in the united states and a number of -- everybody in this entire graduation class is in college. so, that's all exciting. to be able to do that, wherever you're ranked on anybody's list to me is a very good thing. >> oprah i have to say when i got the list and saw you were 50 out of 50 i was irritated. you didn't have a moment where you go okay fortune -- that didn't phase you. >> i wouldn't have known the magazine was out or i was on the list if you hadn't called me. no, it didn't phase me at all >> that's true. >> oprah you have been this list for 15 years. there are many powerful women out there leading businesses and what they are doing not just at work but the philanthropy they are doing on the side. talk about that in terms of giving back. the importance of giving back. >> well, you know, i believe that everybody's life, you know, there's a wonderful bible verse that i love, that i've grown up with that has been my mantra only what you do for christ will last and i think if you substitute the word christ for goo
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